As the title says, I may be done with STO PvP, and I think it's a bit sad as that is mostly what I do in STO.
A few reasons for this, but the main one is Hargh'peng torpedos. Another reason is the Oberth console, and yet another one the upcoming RI console. All powerfull items that are only available to one faction. I know Cryptic is throwing a lot of big words around about upcoming KDF stuff, but until I see any of it, that's just what it is, words. And as a KDF player, empty words is something I've had my fill of.
- FvK is now busted, with even premades running 'peng heavy setups.
- Playing FvK as a fed is even worse, as I can be sure the rest of the team will be using 'pengs, and a victory by peng is hollow and tastes bitter. I take NO enjoyment in using a perfectly imbalanced skill.
- KvK could be ok, but it's impossible to get a match started.
- FvF... yes, but like KvK it feels a bit pointless. First of all both teams are running the same style ships, and that takes much of the fun out of it. Secondly, the little RP'er inside me says that wargames against your own friends does not really count. Noone ever got a school named after them for winning a training excercise!
So you may see me around once in a while, doing a match just to remind myself why I stopped, but that's all.
I don't even play 1/100 of the amount of pvp I used to. I turn the game on like... 1-2 times a week tops.
Cryptic has starved pvp like an Ethiopian child. Soon Sally Struthers will be making her way into the game asking to help feed the starving PvP community, as she gorges on her snacky cakes.
PvP IS.. and I cannot state this enough.. it IS THE ONLY THING to do for endgame in STO. That is it. And they have managed to put out one ground map and take one space map away ( and it was my favorite map and game mode by the way.... loved it since beta .. GG Cryptic ), because nobody played it.
The reason nobody played it,.... it was on the bottom of the queue list. Nobody ever saw it... you had to scroll down. There was nothing wrong with it. They could have just added it to the cap and hold rotation.....
They promised to fix Kerrat ... Nope.
Then they promised to make PvP maps from the weekly series that came out... Nope
Then they promised season 4 open pvp conflict maps.... Nope.
Then they promised... whatever... Nope.
But they are sure happy to throw out tons of untested stuff into the PvP arena and let the chaos ensue. And before anybody here complains about how nerfing "X" or "Y" causes problems in PvE....... give me a break. I can fall asleep on the keyboard and win during PvE battles. The game has 0 challenge level in PvE. All the harder difficulty does is ramp up the damage and HP. The AI is just as dumb as a box of rocks.
I am very happy I am preordered my collectors edition of KOTOR. My brother will be joining me...and I know almost all of 7'th Core will be as well.
The truth of the matter is this. Most MMO's starting zones have more content than the entire game of STO. The game was not finished. The game will not be finished. Cryptic will just pump out a new junk MMO every 2 years, instead of making 1 great one.
There are some great people working at Cryptic... but management is making HORRIBLE decisions across the board.
I feel like STO is a fantastic game.... I really love it... but... I feel like its bleeding to death. If something is not done soon for the KDF... we are going to see PVP die out even more than it is now, and it will begin for feel more like a single faction pve game than it does now..
I know that the majority of people play Fed... but ... how many people who would play KDF just dont have enough to do? I use to exclusively play KDF but ... there is just not enough to do... once you have done it all a couple times... and as this thread highlights... PVP is broken because of so many one sided boosts to the Federation.
How many new ships with specialty consoles will the Feds get before the Klingons get any? How many promises about pvp and Klingon content need to be broken before the KDF community just finally says enough is enough.
I hope that this game flourishes... I'm an avid Star Trek fan, and this game is awesome in so many ways... but ... there's a large chunk of us who believe that Cryptic should suspend much of the stuff they are doing for the Feds... lower tier ships for example... that give consoles that can be used on T5 ships... and do something for the KDF!!!
I PvP'd only occationally (about 2 matches a week) for almost two months when FAW was at it's worst, right. Since a bit before s4 hit, I've been back full time, but after running into several premades this weekend, who used pengs against KDF teams, I got my fill of imbalance again, and came to realize this may even be worse than FAW. While FAW favoured a build type, at least it could be used by both sides.
While I don't think both sides should be the same, I think that adding such a powerful weapon to only one side, especially to the side that already was strongest, is very close to gamebreaking.
FEDs have the best ships for any special build, the hardest hitting escort (with cloak), the indestructible sciship, the hardest hitting cruiser, the best pets. And all KDF has to show for itself is Battlecloak (that is pretty much useless in a team) and the Carriers that are far less worth than the Fed sciships. Even the MVAM can spawn pets that put the Kar'fi pets to shame. The things that used to be KDF strengths, like cloaking escort and cruiser, the feds have also gotten access to. Cruiser with dual cannons they also got. And now that the feds have all the good KDF skills, they keep getting all the new extras too.
With the current nerf, I can almost live with FAW, but I'm still not happy with it. It's just one more piece of the pie that drives me to PvE...
I may actually get myself a T3 Escort or Raptor, and have some fun in the first part of KA! Heck, I may even put one of my tacs in a Dreadnought and run DHCs on it!